Guest Column: Trustworthiness

Ten thousand times per year, our eyes meet those of others finding their lives in the hands of complete strangers: ours. The reason for their common predicament varies from claimed independence (adventuring in the absence of their human companions) to victimization (human abuse,…

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West Plains Guest Column: Trustworthiness

Trustworthy is the PACE character trait for April.  As a former school counselor and now teacher I’ve learned a lot about trustworthiness, working with students and families.  To be Trustworthy means to be someone that others can trust and count on to be reliable. …

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Guest Column: Trustworthiness

Growing up in a big family has had a huge impact on me and who I have become. In my family, there seven of us living in a four-bedroom house, and I am one of the five kids in my house,…

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Guest Column: Trustworthiness

Start with trust. It’s Better Business Bureau’s tagline, and consequently, the first of eight of BBB’s Standards of Trust. Trust is a buzzword, easily tossed around and much harder to define. But, it is at the core of much of what we do on a daily basis….

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Guest Column: Trustworthiness

“You can trust me.” The line in every movie that when uttered raises eyebrows of suspicion. Trustworthiness is an elusive trait but is often at the top of the list of characteristics to describe your closest friends. It can take years of trials and tribulations to earn trust….

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Guest Column: Trustworthiness

Learning to Trust
“Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends.” – Eminem
“Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.” –…

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Guest Column: Trustworthiness

“Developing trust takes time and consistency.”

You can trust me, I’m a teacher. One would hope that this statement is true. Historically teachers enjoyed a reputation for being highly respected adults in the community. The trustworthiness of a teacher was assumed in much the same way people believed that they could place their trust in local police officers and city firemen….

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West Plains PACE celebrates good character at inaugural PACE Awards

The West Plains Chapter has made some big strides with character education in a short amount time. They became an official PACE chapter in January, and on May 1, they honored 14 students and their families at the West Plains Chamber May Membership Breakfast for “Youth Leadership on the West Plains.”…

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